Keri Hilson Kicks Off 2011 Critics' Choice Red Carpet

Posted Friday January 14, 2011 9:10 PM GMT

Kicking off the red carpet festivities, Keri Hilson turned up for the 16th annual Critics' Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California on Friday evening (January 14).

Held at the Hollywood Palladium, the 28-year-old R&B singer eased her way through the arrivals area while stopping to chat with LaLa Vazquez ahead of the Tinseltown soiree.

As for the ceremony, Kristin Chenoweth is the host for the Critics' Choice Awards - which air live on VH1 beginning at 9PM ET/PT.

With "Black Swan" leading the pack, the ballet flick is up for 12 trophies while facing off against "127 Hours", "The Fighter", "Inception", "The King's Speech", "The Social Network", "The Town", "Toy Story 3", "True Grit" and "Winter's Bone" for Best Movie.

Along with selecting the tops in cinema, the show boasts house band Maroon 5 with a special presentation of the fourth annual Joel Siegel Award to actor Matt Damon.

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